George AFB, California, 1979. I was the Dedicated Crew Chief for the F-4G 69-0238 “Super Chicken”. I was gassing up for the afternoon go when things went horribly wrong. The R-9 fuel truck stopped pumping and I checked the external tanks to see if they were full. They weren’t. I told the truck driver to [...]
We have all sent the new guy to the tool room to get a bucket of prop wash or 100 feet of flight line. But there are more elaborate pranks that still worked just fine.